Sydney Opera House

Neil Armfield


Background: Born, Australia. Artistic Director of Belvoir Street Theatre, 1994-2010. Graduated Sydney University (1977). Awarded two Doctorates of Letters (USyd and UNSW) in 2006. Appointed Officer of the Order of Australia in 2007. Recipient Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award; Sydney Theatre Critics’ Circle Award; Australian Artists Creative Fellowship; Barclay’s Award (London); Dora Mavor Award (Canada); Green Room Awards and 9 Helpmann Awards for direction of plays, operas, and the musical, Keating!; AFI awards for mini-series Edens Lost and screenplay co-adaptation for film Candy

OA repertoire: Ring cycle, Bliss, The Turn of the Screw, Tristan und Isolde, Billy Budd (OA/WNO), Katya Kabanova, Jenufa, Makropulos Secret, The Cunning Little Vixen, Whitsunday, The Eighth Wonder, Le nozze di Figaro, Peter Grimes

Other Companies: Directed for all Australia’s state theatre companies and internationally on the West End and Broadway, and for Welsh National Opera, English National Opera, Bregenz Festival, Zurich Opera, Canadian Opera, Lyric Opera Chicago, Washington National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Royal Opera Covent Garden


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